New COVID-19 Booster and Flu Shots

Available now

The new COVID-19 Pfizer bivalent booster and influenza (flu) vaccines are now available at Student Health Services and the Wexner Medical Center.

Prevent coinfection of a potentially life-threatening one-two punch to your immune system from having to combat both the flu and COVID-19. Now is a good time to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine and a flu vaccine.

New COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

The new COVID-19 booster adds protection from both the original variant and the omicron variant.

  • Individuals can receive the new COVID-19 booster two months after completing any primary series or any previous COVID-19 booster dose.
    • The Pfizer bivalent booster is approved for people who are 12 or older.
      • Those between the ages of 5-11 may continue to receive the age-appropriate Pfizer monovalent booster.
    • The Moderna bivalent booster is approved for people who are 18 or older. 
    • Student Health Services and the Wexner Medical Center are currently offering only the Pfizer booster due to manufacturer shortages of the Moderna booster.

Complete guidance on COVID-19 vaccine dosing and timing can be accessed via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Flu vaccine

According to the CDC, everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated against the flu with rare exceptions. It takes about two weeks to develop immunity after receiving the flu vaccine. When you get the flu shot, it also protects others around you by preventing transmission of the influenza virus. While it's possible to get the flu even after receiving the vaccine, getting the flu shot also decreases the chances of hospitalization if you do get the flu.

Complete guidance on the flu vaccine can be accessed via the CDC website.

Availability and scheduling

Student Health Services

  • Students can schedule appointments for the COVID-19 booster, a flu shot or both at Student Health Services using My BuckMD.
  • Appointments are available Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m

 

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

Anyone can now schedule an appointment to receive the Pfizer and Moderna bivalent booster using MyChart or by calling COVID-19 vaccine hotline at 614-688-VAXX or 614-688-8299.

To get your flu vaccine:

  • Schedule with your primary care provider
  • Schedule your flu shot online using MyChart
  • Schedule an appointment at Same Day Immediate Care located at Outpatient Care Upper Arlington, Outpatient Care East or Outpatient Care Worthington.
  • Visit one of our retail pharmacies in Doan Hall, at The James, East Hospital, Outpatient Care Dublin, Outpatient Care Upper Arlington or Outpatient Care New Albany.